I've been asked by folks at Boulder Integral to post an ad for the retreat I will be giving next October with Fr. Richard Rohr, OFM and two other friends, Sr. Terri Monroe, RSCJ and Rollie Stanich from Integral Christianity. It will be an opportunity for participants to learn a bit about the connections between Integral Philosophy and the emerging Christianity, exploring the relationship between the gifts of the Christian tradition we receive and the new insights related to both evolution and the development of human consciousness. Sounds heavy, right? Actually, it will be a nice blend of seminar and retreat and situated in a gorgeous setting in Boulder, right around the time the aspens are turning gold. Richard is an internationally known writer and speaker, grounded in Scripture and at the same time, interested in the directions that the Church may moving into the future. For my part, I am interested in the connections between our human capacity for the evolution of consciousness and the experience of spiritual growth in relationship to God. We've been talking about doing something like this for a few years and this is our first opportunity for collaboration.
If you're interested in a unique and somewhat challenging retreat, and mixing it up with other people who are both Christian and seeking to grow in an authentic and spiritually grounded way, as well as with those who may be outside of the tradition and looking to reconnect, then this gathering may be for you. Be forewarned, it won't be like anything you're accustomed to in the way of retreat!